Dan Evans in the second round of the 2023 US Open
Dan Evans in the second round of the 2023 US Open | (Photo by Frey/TPN/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Chengdu 2023 | Evans looking to build on Davis Cup heroics against Safiullin

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Dan Evans [4] v Roman Safiullin
  • H2H: First Meeting
CHENGDU, CHINA – Dan Evans is looking to build on his Davis Cup heroics as he begins his Asian swing in Chengdu against Roman Safiullin.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Dan Evans [4] v Roman Safiullin H2H: First Meeting
ATP Chengdu 2023 Chengdu, China
Hard (O) Prize Money: $20,230
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Dan Evans is looking to build on his heroics in the Davis Cup when he takes on Roman Safiullin in his Chengdu opener.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2023)

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H2H: Dan Evans (WR 27) Roman Safiullin (WR 55)
Tournament Previous Best R2 (2019) N/A
1st Serve % 59.9 63.5
Service Games Won % 78.8 81.8
Break Points Saved % 62.7 60.8
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 49.2 50.8
Break Points Converted % 36.3 42.6

Evans will need to be aware of Safiullin’s returning efficiency as the Brit will look to keep up his confidence on serve.

 

 

Playing styles and prediction

Safiullin has had another consistent season as he is now on the brink of the world’s top 50 after reaching his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final at Wimbledon. Now Safiullin will look to take his big-serving and smart returning to another successful tournament in Chengdu.

Evans will look to use his slice to neutralize Safiullin’s power as he looks to use the angles on the court to create space and hit clean winners past Safiullin. Meanwhile Safiullin will look to capitalize on any short second serves from Evans as Safiullin looks to remain efficient and consistent on return. This will be a tough opening match for Evans but the Brit should have enough variety to cause Safiullin problems and win a tight opening round contest.

Prediction: Evans in three sets.

 

 

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